RED BANK: ROADWORK UNDER THE LIGHTS

red bank route 35 maple avenueeNighttime travelers along Route 35 in Red Bank and neighboring towns have encountered lane closures, detours and lots of floodlights in recent weeks.  

What’s Going On Here? Read on. (Photo by John T. Ward.)

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SHREWSBURY: ENOUGH SIGNS FOR YOU?

patterson ave 111714 1A view east along Patterson Avenue on November 17, above, and again on Wednesday morning, below, when a motorist was pulled over for speeding. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

patterson ave 120314 2A recent $640,000 refurbishment of Patterson Avenue in Shrewsbury included new drainage, pavement, crosswalks, traffic calming features and signage.

Lots of signage. Too much signage, in the view of some residents and officials.

A profusion of chartreuse signage created, in the words of Mayor Donald Burden, “that Las Vegas Strip effect.”

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RED BANK: BRIDGE FIX NEARS COMPLETION

NS Rd bridge 110613The rebuilding of twin Route 520/Newman Springs Road bridges over the Swimming River between Red Bank and Middletown, which began in April, is on schedule to wrap up next month, Monmouth County officials said Tuesday. Milling and paving of the roadway approaches was to start Wednesday morning. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

LITTLE SILVER: MORE ROAD CLOSINGS

As expected, traffic on newly reopened Seven Bridges Road in Little Silver is in for more disruption, but this time only at night.

This just in from the Borough of Little Silver:

Monmouth County will be repaving the entire length of Seven Bridges Road, starting Tuesday May 7th – Tuesday May 14th.

Work will be done overnight and is expected to last 5 nights (no work will be scheduled for Friday – Sunday nights). Should it rain any night this week, the contractor will make up that night on Friday.

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WAIST-DEEP IN WORK

A workman on an East and West Front Street pedestrian improvement project in Red Bank goes the extra mile to shore up a manhole at the intersection of Broad Street Wednesday. (Click to enlarge)

MONMOUTH STREET SET TO REOPEN

Contractors prepare to lay down striping on the newly paved Monmouth Street in Red Bank shortly before 4 p.m. Thursday following a two-day closure of the stretch between Broad Street and Maple Avenue.

A “streetscape” overhaul of Monmouth between Maple and Bridge Avenue is scheduled to begin in about three weeks, according to borough engineer Christine Ballard. (Click to enlarge)

DIGGING FOR ICE CREAM?


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A crew hired by the borough digs out the worn curb on Peters Place in Red Bank. (Photos by Stacie Fanelli. Click to enlarge)

The borough has been trying to get the sidewalk replacement and repaving job started for a week, but coincidentally, to the dismay of these construction workers, it didn’t begin until the hottest day so far this year.

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ROAD CLOSED FOR THE DAY

harding-road-pavePaving work on Harding Road is closing off traffic between Harrison and Prospect avenues in the corner area where Red Bank, Fair Haven and Little Silver town lines meet. Only local traffic is allowed access to those roads. The work is expected to last all day. Read a news release on the project here, from Monmouth County. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)

PAVERS CAUSE ‘MINOR’ WATER OUTAGE

water-main-120910Pavers laid asphalt around the area of the break while a borough crew sought to repair damage to the water line. (Click to enlarge)

A Red Bank public works crew was on the scene of a water main break at Central Avenue and Drs. James Parker Boulevard late Thursday afternoon.

A crew supervisor said the break, which occurred at about 2:20p, was caused by a paving contractor laying asphalt on Central Avenue.

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